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in the cincinna senate, that's longer than any other senator in the state of pennsylvania. president obama said arlen specter was always a fighter, from his days stamping out corruption as a prosecutor to his three decades of service in the senate. arlen was fiercely independent never putting party or ideology ahead of the people he was chosen to serve. >>> one of those who knew arlen specter well and covered him on capitol hill, cnn chief political correspondent candy crowley. he was also known as snarling arlen. >> he believed what he believed. he could be cranky, he didn't mush li much like -- he didn't suffer fools. he was a very smart guy. the history that he covered in his career, not just the senate, i think he was there for like 30 years, but the history, he's on the warren commission, he was one of the attorneys for the warren commission who looked into the jfk assassination, just the time he spent, all the supreme court nominees, he loved the laws, he was on the judiciary committee, he played such a pivotal role in selecting some of the supreme court justices who sit on that bench or
there. >> you know, i had to laugh. because while it is true, senator obama did not have a lot of foreign policy experience, what he did to shore that up was to bring in joe biden as his vp candidate. what did mitt romney do? he brought in paul ryan who has even less, if you could imagine that, foreign policy experience except maybe perhaps voting against tougher sanctions on iran while he was in congress. as far as that argument's concerned, i think it's rather debunked. i want to read to you very quickly a quote from mitt romney from that video with the 47%. this is his -- this is his foreign policy in a nutshell. so what do you do -- this is about peace in the middle east. you say you move things along the best way you can. you hope for some degree of stability. but you recognize this is an unsolved problem and we kick the ball down the field and hope ultimately somehow something will happen and resolve it. that's what mitt romney said on foreign policy behind closed doors. whatever he says today in a couple of hours, you got to juxtapose that to that quote in the video when
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